WIlliam Treseder

William Treseder

William Treseder is your stereotypical problem child who had his teeth kicked in by some San Diego drill instructors. He is a partner at BMNT Partners, a consultancy that brings together government and Silicon Valley groups to solve complex, critical problems. Treseder served as a U.S. Marine between 2001 and 2011, first in infantry then in civil affairs. He has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. After graduating from Stanford University, Treseder tried out a few startups and was lucky enough to settle in San Francisco, where he met and married Oluwadara, the love of his life.

Recent articles from William Treseder

Justin McCarty in Iraq, 2005.
This Soldier’s Transition Serves As A Roadmap For Other Vets
Instead of losing his sense of purpose and drive after the military, this vet channeled it into his civilian life.
Marine vet Brendan Hart in 2004 at Guantanamo Bay.
This NY Vet Went From Enlisted Marine To CEO Of His Own Startup
This Marine turned entrepreneur credits his expanding circle of friends as a major force in his post-service success.
Chris Taylor (center, second row) pictured with Combatant Diver Class, 93-40.
Life Lessons From A Marine Who Refused To Be Forced Out Of The Military
When Chris Taylor was denied reenlistment, he fought to stay in. This same determination has led to a lifelong career in national security.
Marine vet Chris Clark outside DoorDash’s Orange County Headquarters in in Costa Mesa, California.
This Marine Vet Now Manages One Of The Hottest Startups Of 2015
Chris Clark went from Marine reconnaissance to general manager of one of the most-promising tech companies of 2015. Here's how.
Gunnar C2 (TEDxSF Education Salon)
Meet The Marine Vet Who’s Now Championing Education Reform
Gunnar Counselman used the no-B.S. communication style he learned in the Corps to launch his own company around reforming education.
Manny Parra (right) participates in parachute resistance training with Luis Loya (Left) for the launch of Revive Fitness App.
The Green Beret Who Never Slowed Down After The Military
After 75 combat missions, Manny Parra left the Green Berets to launch a career in the tech sector.
Staff Sgt. Brian Gerstemeier, left, food service sergeant, Troop D, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Staff Sgt. Mark Vickery, middle, food service sergeant, Headquarters and Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, and Sgt. 1st Class Wayne Sutton, senior food operations sergeant, HSC, HHBN, study for their upcoming quiz and try to put together a menu for the hands-on portion of the culinary accreditation course at the Fort Carson Culinary Academy Oct. 6, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nathan Thome, 4th Infantry Division PAO)
How Veterans Screw Up College
As veterans, what is leading a big chunk of us down the wrong path? What is it about college that defeats us?
Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey render a salute to Chief Electronics Technician Anthony Andersen as he departs the ship for his next command.
It’s Time To Abolish The Enlisted-Officer Divide
The Pentagon should get rid of the archaic system of dividing officers and enlisted in favor of something that reflects the modern military’s capabilities and responsibilities.
Forget These 4 Myths About Civilian Life Before You Get Out Of The Military
Take your transition seriously and forget these myths so you can actually enjoy all those freedoms that everyone loves to talk about.
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This New Program Fast Tracks Veterans Into Manufacturing Jobs
A new pilot program is reducing the skills gap in advanced manufacturing, and reduces unemployment among veterans.
In this Nov 24, 2009 file photo, a University of Phoenix billboard is shown in Chandler, Ariz.
That For-Profit School You’re Considering May Not Be What It Seems
Don’t get sold by a for-profit school, or any other. You need to give college a lot more thought.
A Marine observer/controller with the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory waits patiently as the Advanced Warfighting Experiment opposition force sets up an ambush at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows.
‘Warfighter’ Is Not The Best Way To Define Service Members
Using the term "warfighter" destroys our capacity for reason at a time when it’s desperately needed.
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1815 in San Angelo wait for the Operation Enduring Freedom Ceremony to begin on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. The post hopes to bring in members from younger generations.
How Should Veterans Service Organizations Support The Post-9/11 Community?
If veterans service organizations hope to stick around for awhile, the different generations of groups need to learn from each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
Marines with Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, participate in Exercise Desert Scimitar at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., May 10, 2014.
The 3 Battle Buds Every Veteran Needs To Have
What you need when you leave the military is a transition team.
The Problem With Military Masturbators
We have a problem with military masturbators, those people who get off talking about the military with total ignorance of the subject.
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A Glimpse At Humanity In The War Of 1812
Read this letter from an American soldier writing to his wife from Fort Stephenson during the War of 1812.
In this Tuesday, June 18, 2013 photo, historian Andrew Carroll poses for a photograph, in Washington, with one of his war letters that has a bullet hole in it. The letters, recently given to Chapman University, include one written home by a U.S. soldier on Adolf Hitler's personal stationery. The collection stretches from letters written home by fighters in the French and Indian War to modern-day wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and those by people who are now quite famous, including Sen. John McCain, Gary Trudeau and Kurt Vonnegut. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Read This Beautiful Revolutionary War Letter
A letter from a Revolutionary War militiaman gives us insight into our past and reaffirms what we know about America's troops at war.